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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

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Spencer Ackerman
The Guardian Reporter
MSNBCW 08/09/2013
Ackerman continued 2: that database to find, perhaps, Ezra Klein, Julian Sanchez, Robert Gibbs and so on and so forth within that database. This is something completely different from the way the administration, even over these last eight weeks have talked about their authorities.
Susan Crawford
author and professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
CSPAN2 08/11/2013
For me this (NSA) story is a continuation of a long history of surveillance by the United States government. It is different in degree, but not actually in kind. In the 20th century every single telegraph sent from the United States to another country was systematically copied by our government and retained. There was widespread domestic surveillance of networks.
Lon Snowden
father of Edward Snowden
KGO 08/11/2013
In terms of him (Obama) characterizing my son as a patriot or others like Peter King who characterizes him as a traitor, what I would say is my son has spoken the truth. He sacrificed more than either the President of the United States or Peter King have ever in their political careers or their American lives. So how they choose to characterize him really isn't care much–
Lon Snowden
father of Edward Snowden
KGO 08/11/2013
I want to add to this. In terms of the President made the statement that the President had enacted whistleblower laws that protected contractors like my son Edward, that is absolutely untrue. Either the President is being misled by his advisers or he is intentionally misleading the American people. Q. You don’t think he would have been protected by the whistleblower statutes? A. Absolutely not. Maybe at some point we should go through that.
Barton Gellman
Journalist, contributing to the Washington Post
KNTV 08/11/2013
Gregory: Has Edward Snowden won? Has he accomplished what he set out to do, which is not only get a debate going but force change in these programs? Gellman: he has accomplished far more than anyone in his position could have reasonably hoped to have accomplished. And He told me his greatest fear was that he would come out and do this and whole story would be -- you know, roiling around for a day and it would be gone. Now you have president Obama
Barton Gellman
Journalist, contributing to the Washington Post
KNTV 08/11/2013
Gellman continued: being forced to say that he welcomes the debate, which he welcomes sort of like the CEO who gets an angry letter yet writes back and says thank you for your interest in our surveillance programs. But it's top of the agenda now for two months.
Michael McCaul
U.S. Representative R-TX Chairman, Homeland Security Committee
KNTV 08/11/2013
McCaul: I'm in a unique position to talk about this. I actually applied for FISA warrant as a counterterrorism prosecutor, and i think the idea of having a public defender -- you know, really, it is a search warrant to the FISA court, which you wouldn't have in a normal criminal case, would slow down the efficacy and efficiency of our counterterrorism investigation. So i don't think that's the right way to go. I will tell you again, when i was doing this, we would run the numbers through the private phone carriers. We never really imagined that all this data
Barton Gellman
Journalist, contributing to the Washington Post
KNTV 08/11/2013
Gellman: Well, Congress may decide not to allow the NSA or, via the FBI, to collect every single call record of every single American for this purpose. That's not what the president's argument sounded like in his news conference. He sounded like he wanted to, as you say, just put a little more oversight on it, internal, within the executive branch, and to sort of be slightly more transparent about how it happens. His justice department put out a long
Michael McCaul
U.S. Representative R-TX Chairman, Homeland Security Committee
KNTV 08/11/2013
McCaul continued: would be warehoused under the NSA. And i think that's what's giving the American people a lot of pause right now. And i think that's what needs to be explained to the American people. And Congress will be reviewing this issue in section 215 of the Patriot Act to see if this has expanded beyond the original intent of the law.
Barton Gellman
Journalist, contributing to the Washington Post
KNTV 08/11/2013
Gellman continued: white paper defending exactly the way it works now. And honestly, they put a lot of, you know, good, smart minds to work on it, but i think sort of 9 out of 10 civil procedure professors would have given that less than an
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